El Himma is active after the festive season, the year-long holidays, and the reception of new weight-loss events. Where invitations and banquets abound, and eating sweets and fatty foods without restraint, under the pretext of the holiday period that does not go unnoticed, but usually leaves fats distributed in the body, and sometimes intestinal confusion, and a guilt due to persistence and lack of discipline in eating.
Therefore, many women resort to adopting very strict regimens in order to lose weight quickly and with many kilograms.
Lebanese nutritionist Dana Burji tells Al-Jazeera Net that irregular meals during the holidays, eating sweets, not eating breakfast, and focusing on the evening meal, all of this makes the “metabolism” (metabolism) decrease, leading to weight gain.
Calories in one meal
Dana believes that this is what people in general, and women in particular, face within 10 days of reversing the routine of meal distribution, and sometimes limiting it to one.
She says that instead of 1500 calories distributed over 3 meals and two snacks (snacks), they combine in one meal, usually at night during gatherings with family or friends, and the accompanying food, drinks and sweets.
And here comes the importance of detox (detoxification diet), according to the expert, noting that the methods of applying it are many and different. Some, according to Dana, apply it for 2 days, 3, 10 days, or up to 3 weeks. Its aim is to cleanse the body of toxins and lose weight quickly.
Each type of detox has a different regimen. It must be associated with specific foods. Some foods act by themselves as detoxifying the body, and are associated with juices, a period of fasting and great starvation.
However, the expert notes that detox, which is based only on consuming drinks, juices and vegetable soups without food, is unhealthy, even if it is approved for a few days, which poses a danger to the body. It contains 400-800 calories per day, or according to weight and age.
But it remains low in thermal units, which causes side effects of fatigue, anxiety, nausea, head pain and lack of concentration, and the level of the hormone cortisol in the body increases. Later, it causes a state of overeating or eating without awareness, which makes the person recover the weight that he lost quickly as well.
Although the results of detox may be a very high weight loss of up to 6 kilograms in 10 days; But a nutritionist does not like it at all, because of its side effects, in addition to that it is likely to lead to a deficiency in minerals and vitamins, which harms the body.
Detox instead of meals
Dana considers that the best diet adopted after the holidays and holidays is a healthy low-calorie diet, with the main meal replacing breakfast or dinner with one of the attached detox juices, provided that the lunch meal contains only protein (meat, chicken, fish), with a lot of Raw or boiled vegetables without ready-made broth cubes, and without adding any carbohydrates (bread, rice, potatoes, pasta, bulgur and grains …), for a period of 2 or 3 weeks, which causes a healthy weight loss.
For greater efficiency, replace breakfast and dinner with detox juices. Indicating the importance of exercise always, such as walking, etc. 4 to 5 times a week, and that it should not be less than 30 minutes; As the body starts burning after half an hour of activity.
5 varied detox recipes
Dana offers 5 options of juices that fit this diet.
1- Spinach and fennel or fennel
300 grams of fresh green spinach, a handful of mint leaves, one cucumber, two green apples, a fennel onion, and half a lemon.
2- Cucumber with ginger
2 cucumbers, a piece of ginger, half a lemon without skin, a cup of parsley.
3- Beetroot with orange
1 1/2 cucumber, boiled beetroot, apple, orange juice, 4 ice.
4- Green detox
3 large lettuce leaves, a piece of fresh ginger, 2 sticks of celery, half a cup of parsley, a cucumber, a small lemon, and 2 small pears.
4- Almond juice and dates
Half a cup of almonds, 5 dates, 2 tablespoons of coconut, a quarter of a vanilla stick, 3 quarters of a cup of water, a pinch of salt, a pinch of cinnamon, 7 ice cubes.
How to prepare
These juices are prepared by mixing them with an automatic mixer shortly before eating. It can be used to detoxify the body even after returning to a routine health regimen and after losing excess weight.